There is already a Vietnam War Memorial in Westminster. Should the O.C. Supervisors spend $350K for another one in Midway City?
Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, who represents Santa Ana, in the First Supervisorial District, is presenting a motion this Tuesday, at the O.C. Board of Supervisors’ meeting, to spend $350,000 on a historical memorial dedicated to American and Vietnamese history. The memorial is to be located at the Roger Stanton Park in Midway City.
Is it a good idea to spend a third of a million dollars on a memorial during a recession? Many Orange County workers are out of work due to the state budget crisis. And thousands of Nguyen’s constituents are suffering as well.
There is a park shortage in Santa Ana. Couldn’t the $350,000 be used to build a mini-park? Santa Ana has more young people than any other city in Orange County.
How does spending so much on a memorial really serve the people of the First District? Continue reading